Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association

Understand and appreciate of the identity of people of Vietnamese heritage by providing a safe space for discussion, exploration, and community building.

Welcome to the Brown-RISD VSA family! As the Vietnamese Students Association of Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, we strive to provide a space for anyone who is interested in Vietnamese culture to share laughs, discuss hot topics, and make connections with others on campus. We hope to create a safe, open, and honest community where we can watch movies, plan events, eat pho, a

Operating as usual

03/07/2023

Handsome, Hopeful, and Heroic…⚜️🏰

Meet the Prince (Kevin Nguyen ‘23).🤴🏻👑 Loved by the people, he wants to help his kingdom and please his father. With big shoes to fill and a bigger heart, he’s trying to do his royal best. But could he just be creating a royal mess?

Stay tuned for our culture show reveal in T-2 days…

03/06/2023

Magical, Sassy, and Caring…🪄

Meet Tam’s Fairy Godmother (Nhu Tran ‘25). 🧚‍♀️✨She’s full of sparkle, s***k, and a little bit of magic. She’s here to help Tam on a noble journey, and she has a LOT to say about it. What does she have to offer? Well, you’ll see…

Stay tuned for our culture show reveal in T-3 days…

03/05/2023

Controlling, Cruel, and Cunning…💄

Meet Tam’s Stepmother (Nancy Tran ‘22). 👩‍👧‍👧🧧She will do anything to help her family - well, everyone except Tam. A lady with lofty goals, she’s Cam’s greatest supporter. And maybe just Tam’s worst nightmare.

Stay tuned for our culture show reveal in T-4 days…

03/04/2023

Confident, Beautiful, and Scheming…👑

Meet Cam (Anna Duong ‘25), Tam’s stepsister. A cruel sibling but a talented young socialite, Cam has everything Tam doesn’t. Ambitious and sophisticated, she’ll do anything to win love…and maybe a crown too. 👸🏻💅

Stay tuned for our culture show reveal in T-6 days…

03/03/2023

What could they be dreaming about…✨

Meet Tam (Lily Tran ‘24) a kind young woman living under a cruel stepmother and stepsister. Want to find out what happens when her magical (and slightly irresponsible) fairy godmother (Nhu Tran ‘25) helps her attend a royal ball?🧚‍♀️👑💞

Stay tuned for our culture show reveal in T-7 days…

03/03/2023

What could they be dreaming about…👑👸🏻

INTRODUCING our fairytale of a culture show, ✨Tam and Cam: The Story of Two Sisters! ✨Tam is a young woman living under a cruel stepmother and stepsister. Want to find out what happens when a magical fairy godmother helps her go to a royal ball and meet the prince? Mark your calendars for March 18th to find out!

Featured above: Our protagonist Tam under the magical (and slightly irresponsible) presence of her fairy godmother!

When: Saturday, March 18th 7-9pm
Where: Salomon Auditorium

02/27/2023

This weekend may be winding down, but get ready for next weekend with our VSA Rave! Come dressed in your most colorful and crazy outfits to 284 Brook Street next Saturday🪩🚨 Space is limited, so arrive early and be prepared to venmo $5 at the door!

When: Saturday, March 4th
Where: 284 Brook St.

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 02/20/2023

Thank you to all who came out for our Têt festival this past Friday! We loved celebrating the Year of the Cat 🐈with you. Special thank you to Brown Lion Dance for performing and Cô Trang for giving an excellent presentation on Vietnamese classes at Brown!

02/13/2023

The Têt festival is back on! Come out THIS FRIDAY to celebrate the new year with us. We will have food, games, karaoke, and lion dance! 🎤🥟There will also be an Ao Dai (traditional viet dresses) fashion show which EVERYONE is encouraged to join! Please sign up using the QR code or the link in our bio. We encourage you to bring your own Ao Dai, but we will also provide some so first come first serve! We hope to see you there!🧧
When: February 17, 7-9pm Where: Kasper multipurpose room

01/30/2023

Come celebrate the Year of the Cat 🐈 with VSA at our Têt festival THIS SATURDAY! We will food, games, karaoke, and lion dance! 🎤🥟There will also be an Ao Dai (traditional viet dresses) fasion show which EVERYONE is encouraged to join! Please sign up using the QR code or the link in our bio. We encourage you to bring your own Ao Dai, but we will also provide some so first come first serve! We hope to see you there!
When: Feb. 4, 2-5pm Where: Alumnae Hall Crystal Room

01/22/2023

Chúc mừng năm mới! Happy Lunar New Year from VSA to you🧧 This year, Vietnam celebrates the year of the cat 🐱 Thanks for being a part of VSA. See you in the new year!!

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 01/07/2023

As we enter the new year, we wanted to thank everyone who came out to VSA’s annual Winter Dinner last month!❄️ It was wonderful to see everyone at our last event of the semester for family bonding and food👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🍜. We have lots planned for the spring, so stay tuned for more updates!

12/05/2022

Thank you to all those who RSVPd to VSA’s annual Winter Dinner!❄️(The link was sent out in our last email, so if you didn’t get it join our ListServ!) We’re excited to see you for this gathering of good cheer and even better food. Don’t forget to wear your semi-formal attire! 👔👗If you DIDNT get the chance to secure a spot, our WAITLIST is now open! Please fill out the form in our link tree (Winter Dinner Waitlist) ASAP so we can contact you if spots open up.

When: December 9th, 7-9pm
Where: Pettiruti Lounge, Stephen Roberts Campus Center

11/29/2022

Thanksgiving break may have just ended, but reading week is almost here!📚 Come prep for finals, study, or just hangout with cohosts VSA & Snail Mail!🇻🇳💌We’ll have snacks, music, and free stationery.📜🖋Hope to see you all there!

Location: Page-Robinson Hall 501, 502, 503
Date/Time: Monday December 5th, 7:00-9:00pm

11/12/2022

Now that it's getting chilly 🥶 we are
announcing our annual WINTER FORMAL…SNOWBALL❄️!!! This social is hosted by CSA, KASA, SASA, VSA, KISA, ISA, MASH, HKSA, TSA. CSSA.BTS, and FA to give you a night of glitz and glamor🤩 Come dressed
in your finest formalwear and mingle with your besties at the Met on Thursday, 12/1 from 10pm - 1am💓.
The DEETS😃:
Location: The Met, 1005 Main St, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Time: Thursday 12/1 10pm - 1am
Attire: Formal
Ticket Price: $12 for the first 200 people, $15 regular.
475 tickets in total, no transfers + no door sales.
Ticket Sales: In person at Blue Room, 12-3pm, 11/14-11/18 and 11/21-11/23…. CASH ONLY
Reminder: Brown/RISD only. Please bring your Brown/RISD IDS

Hope to see y'all there!
Best,
CSA, KASA, SASA, VSA🇻🇳, KISA, ISA, MASH, HKSA, TSA, CSSA, BTS, FA

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 10/24/2022

Presenting the FINALE of our E-Board introductions for this year! Last but not least….show some love to our Senior Advisors: Vanessa Chang, Kevin Nguyen, Jasmine Li, Megan Hoang, Amy Pham, and Lucas Tay

10/23/2022

Calling all members!!! Regardless of whether you signed up to be in a VSA family or not, come out THIS WEDNESDAY to participate in our annual family feud game night👨‍👩‍👧‍👦! Get to know your family and compete to prove your superiority, or just come out to have some fun with fellow members👾🎮

When: Wed. October 26, 7pm
Where: Kassar Fox auditorium, 131 Thayer st.

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 10/21/2022

After a Wednesday break, we’re back to introducing our E-Board! Welcome our lovely new freshmen representatives: Tuyetanh, Katrina, & Brian

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 10/18/2022

⏰It’s time to meet more board members! Introducing Khai (family chair 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦), Ryan (finance chair💵), and Kate (publicity chair📸)!

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 10/17/2022

Next up on our E-Board introductions, meet our event and social chairs🪩🎉! They make two awesome pairs, Nhu & Quynh 👯‍♀️and Nathan & Jobu (junghaye)👯‍♂️

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 10/16/2022

Better late than never…and our E-Board is the best!! It’s time to meet the Brown-RISD VSA E-Board 🇻🇳, and we’re starting off with a bang. Meet our execs👑: Co-Presidents Lily & Ricky, and Vice President Anna

10/10/2022

It’s a busy time of the year and we know midterms are stressful📚! Take a pause in your studying and come unwind with VSA by watching Raya the Last Dragon!🐉🐲 Take a well deserved break and eat some snacks with friends🍿. The screening is THIS WEDNESDAY so fill out the RSVP form in our bio if you plan on attending!

Location: Macmillan 117
Date/Time: Wed. October 12, 7:30-9:30pm

09/23/2022

Interested in being part of our community? Want to get to know a smaller cohort of your peers and do fun activities? Join VSA’s Anh Chi Em program! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🇻🇳You can be a Big (think older sibling) or Little (younger sibling) and we’ll match you with a “family” of members with similar interests. ⚽️🎭🧋Link to join is below!

Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5_uC0vd7ZXEPZldcWn6UiP4ArZE9P7EvJNjMHrpTtMtYmaQ/viewform

Due: October 1st

09/17/2022

FIRST YEARS!! 🔈🔈Want to be part of an awesome community? 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Eager to be involved in leadership? 🎓Apply to be a VSA Fresh-Rep! 🥳

Applications are due September 24th , link in caption! Be your awesome self and show your excitement! If further considered, applicants will be contacted for an informal interview.

We strongly encourage everyone to apply (remember: you DONT have to be Vietnamese)

https://forms.gle/mtNKLhBsGyRFqMpXA
*note: disregard the description at the beginning of the form, this IS the official application!

09/14/2022

Calling all returning and prospective members‼️Our first general meeting is next Tuesday the 20th, and we’re kicking off with a bang! 🥳Come celebrate Têt Trung Thu (the mid autumn festival🌕) with us by making paper lanterns, eating moon cakes, and getting to know your fellow members!🏮🥮 We’re excited to see you all there!
Location: The Underground in Stephen Robert Campus Center
Date & Time: September 20th @7-9pm

05/16/2022

As the semester comes to an end, we just want to say thank you all for making this year an awesome year 🥺🥺. And we hope to see you all again at future VSA’s events! Have a great summer! YEE

love,
2021-2022 VSA EB 💜💜

04/22/2022

Come join VSA for one last event before the semester ends! We will be honoring our lovely seniors, eating some snacks, and playing a VSA-inspired Kahoot. The winner of the Kahoot game will get a prize 😋!! Come lessen the stress of upcoming finals with us 😮‍💨

Date: April 27, 2022
Time: 7 PM
Location: 85 Waterman Room 015

04/18/2022

! 🚨EXCITING NEWS 🚨!

It’s time for VSA Assassins🥷! The game will run until the end of April or when there is only one assassin left. 🤡🤡

Everyone who is in a VSA Family is required to participate. If you want to play or have questions, please DM us to sign up!

04/07/2022

Hey VSA Fam!

Welcome back from Spring Break! This semester is almost over .. meaning it is time to select our 2022-2023 E-Board!

If you like phở, friends, and fun, come and join our leadership team!

*we welcome anyone to join our EB! you don’t have to be Viet to apply*

The deadline is Tuesday, April 19 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, DM us or email us at [email protected]

Link to app: https://tinyurl.com/vsa-app

Photos from Brown-RISD Vietnamese Students Association's post 03/07/2022

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR COMING TO OUR CULTURE SHOW THIS WEEKEND!! 😍😍

We really appreciate all the cheers and laughter you gave us during the show! 🥺🥺 We hope to see you all at future VSA’s events!

And we would like to thank our amazing guest performers - , and - for performing at our show! The show wouldn’t be the same without you all! ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥

P.S. We heard people loved the playlist we played at the show 🥵🥵 Soo… we have shared the link to the playlist in our linktree: https://linktr.ee/brownvsa! Go V-POP! 🎵🎶

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